a sick friend but i couldn't be there.

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By joy
@MGjhaud (20737)
Philippines
March 21, 2016 8:59am CST
An old friend named Lovely was rushed in the hospital few days ago. It was brought up to me by a common friend. So I quickly went to her Facebook timeline and saw her on a hospital bed sleeping. She looks really well. No IV stands or oxygen support. Until my friend told me how bad her condition is. Lovely suffered a stroke twice. The second attack happened in the hospital so they brought her to the ICU right away. The saddest part is when she woke up, she doesnt recognize everybody including herself. She can't even identify body parts except her nose. I am heartbroken. And i cannot be there because of my health condition too. She is one of my dearest friends and it saddened me that she can no longer remember me. I cried when i knew. But i have faith in God. Lovely may not even recognize God at this point but i know His always by her side. The screenshot above shows the last time she messaged me. She wanted to come and visit me soon.
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@gudheart (12752)
21 Mar 16
So sorry to hear about this. Is there a chance she will get her memory back?
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@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
i am not able to talk to a family member yet but some of our friends said that she'll recover soon after a nonstop therapy.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
21 Mar 16
Poor Lovely. If she is young and strong, she may get her memory back.
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@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
shes in her 20s and i hope shes strong enough to go through therapy.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
22 Mar 16
@MGjhaud That is so young to have two strokes! Prayers for her just sent.
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@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
thank you Dianne. praying for her is what i can do too. shes not health conscious unfortunately. she doesnt like going to the doctor.. thats why she didnt see it coming.
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@Corbin5 (106697)
• United States
21 Mar 16
I am so sorry your friend has suffered such a debilitating stroke. Perhaps she will get some of her memory back after some time passes and you will be able to communicate with her.
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@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
im praying for it everyday since Deborah. i cant believe such thing is possible.
@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
you can still do something for her, pray, sad that this thing happened to your dear friend :(
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
I hope she gets better. at least, she did not leave this world. take care of her with your love and concern.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
i wish i could stay by her side. God has plans for her.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
@MGjhaud prayers help especially if fervently.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
@Yar_Joey always.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
That is sad! But as long as she is alive there is always hope. I have a doctor friend who also suffered stroke and went through that same condition just few months ago. He woke up not recognizing anyone. He was in the hospital for months and his family spend millions. By God's grace he is now well and home finally.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
was he able to regain his memory before he got out?
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@MGjhaud yes but it took another surgery on his brain.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@salonga oh. i dont think that'll happen to my friend soon. last time i check, theyre going to bring her home..
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@just4him (117534)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Mar 16
I'm sorry your friend suffered such a severe stroke. I guarantee she will recognize God. It's good to know he's by her side.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
thanks Valerie. i wish i can read all these comments to her, it would help and cheer her up. and you too. i cant tell you not to worry about your situation with your son but i know God is watching. He'll find a way to make it ok for you both.
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@just4him (117534)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Mar 16
@MGjhaud Thank you. I know God will make a way.
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• Preston, England
24 Mar 16
sorry you can't be there for your friend - hope your own health improves for you soon
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
thank you. i hope so too..
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Mar 16
I am so sorry about your friend. I pray that she recovers quickly. I can understand how you feel, not being able to be there with her.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
thank you Sharon. every prayer counts.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
23 Mar 16
Sorry about your friend .. just think of all the good times you spent with her because those are precious ..and look after your own health..
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
that'll make me more sad i think Bess. shes one of my drinking buddies and the last time we talked, she said she'll come over and hang out but i dont think that'll happen anytime. ever..
@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
23 Mar 16
May God bless your friend and you as well with good health. Miracles do happen. Just keep on believing and praying. Ps: Two strokes is very scary. How old is she?
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
shes in her mid 20s. i know, too young.. youre right, miracles wont happen without faith.
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• Canada
23 Mar 16
I will pray for your friend, (and for your health too, since you mentioned you are ill). I used to work in a hospice and all I can say is...sometimes I've seen people who were very ill and told they would die, and they recovered. In John's Gospel we are told that all things came into existence by His Word, and apart from Him nothing came into being-that means that even now, God is with her and His Grace remains.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
we're never without a helper because we have the Spirit within. thank you @HebrewGreekStudies. i appreciate you praying for us.
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 16
I am sorry to hear that. Is she feeling better now? I understand how sad it is for your dearest friend to fall so sick and can't recognize you. Hope she will get well very soon. Hope you'll get well soon too.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
shes no longer in the ICU but she still cant remember anybody. thank you @kaka135, i'll be ok soon. God's will..
@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Mar 16
Say a special prayer for her and I will to. I hope she will be OK.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
thank you very much Judy. God's help is a prayer away.
@Ladypeace (2056)
• Singapore
22 Mar 16
Sending my condolences. I'm sorry that your friend had to go through such a major ordeal early in life. I hope that she stays strong. I hope you're doing fine too.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
shes a strong lady as far as i know. we don't even talk about problems i just realized. i hope she wont be like this for long. thanks @Ladypeace.
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• Philippines
22 Mar 16
That is extremely horrible! Loosing your memory after a stroke, TWICE This is a real trial for sure, I hope God would show them mercy. and so young to be having an attack like that.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
i wasnt able to sleep well the night i was told.
@brokenbee (7864)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
I am so sorry to hear about that. Let us hope and pray that she will recover soon.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
the soonest i hope. i cant imagine a person go through that for a long time.